If It Looks Like It, If It Tastes Like It, If It Smells Like It…

Actually, my magic now has a tinge of the tragic. I can see the arc of my own demise. I have some tricks left. Occasionally, I go into full inspirational teacher mode (Robin Williams on acid). Poetry exists to woo. But what has China got to do with verse?

Read After Burnout

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Readafterburnout.com has chronicled my journey through a time of madness to this moment in time when I think that I am relatively (something). It’s like saying Macbeth in a theatre; it brings bad luck. As the S word or the N word. If you don’t know what I am referring to by now, you ought to do your homework- Readafterburnout.com

Okay, let’s take it back a ways.

A while ago, I was this senior teacher allowing myself to be washed in the rivers of bullshit. I am an admirer of natural bullshit as long as it’s in a field and without too many bullshit flies feeding upon it. In a school, it is less than admirable. Whilst coming from the mouths of man, it just stinks and repels in equal quantities. That’s why I became a supply/substitute teacher. I wanted the simplicity of…

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This is the story of what happened to me when anxiety took a grip. I lost my senses, I lost my job, and I lost me. I then turned to writing to find those things that had gone missing. How can you teach when you believe that education is a business that is failing in its primary remit of helping to create a better society? Indeed, how can you teach when you believe that you have nothing of value to pass on? The book/blog is the story of my recovery from the absolute darkness of the early days. It is an Odyssey through my life over the last twelve months and a retracing of my steps to discover how I found myself there. More than all of that, it is a re-evaluation and a rejoicing of all that which I call life. Happy reading and I hope it helps. There is madness, Everyday Madness, and not all of it comes from within.

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